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Centre Worker

The Redmond Community Centre (with occasional travel)

Flexible Hours - minimum 16 hours per month (inc some evenings and weekends)

£10.85 per hour

Purpose of the role

To manage the reception area at The Redmond Community Centre and to assist Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors in the general running of the Centre. Centre workers will be providing a seamless service to the local community.

  • Be the face of The Redmond Community Centre, actively engage and promote community projects and events taking place at the Centre and the local area.

  • Be the frontline initial contact for visitors or enquiries to the Centre, whether in person, email or on the telephone.

  • Give site visits to potential hirers and follow the bookings procedure as per LDT policy and ensure bookings run smoothly, professionally and to the needs of the clients.

  • Issue invoices to clients and maintain record keeping of financials and communications.

  • Provide day to day support to the Centre Manager/Supervisor in the organisations of the Centre facilities, including contributing to the maintenance of a healthy, safe and secure environment.

  • Liaise with the cleaning staff/company and give instruction as necessary to maintain the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness.

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To apply please email your cv and covering letter to careers@mhdt.org.uk

Closing Date: 19th August 2021

Volunteering Opportunities

Community Fridge Co-ordinator
 

We are looking for volunteers to help run the Community Fridge which operates on Mondays from the Redmond Centre. Tasks will involve: organising stock, discarding spoiled food, and packing bags for residents. 

 

Volunteers can claim up to £8.00 for lunch and travel expenses.

 

About the project:

The Community Fridge aims to support local residents by distributing surplus food which would otherwise go to waste.

Role responsibilities:

  • Follow specific directions provided by Project Coordinators

  • Follow the latest rules and regulations regarding the pandemic

  • Follow clear health and safety guidelines and monitoring advice provided in the Community Fridge ‘How to Guide’

  • Plan and organise effectively

  • Report emergency issues to members of staff

  • Assist and communicate effectively with other volunteers

  • Pack bags accordingly when people come to collect.

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Patient

  • Personable

  • Reliable

  • Well-organised

  • Dedicated

  • Adaptable

Hours: Mondays, 11:30am-3:30pm

Digital Ambassadors

 

Digital Ambassadors work with learners on a one-to-one basis or in a small group, both remotely and face to face. They tend to meet in a public venue such as a library or community centre, or in exceptional circumstances in the learner’s own home. Digital Ambassadors might set up a session at a local community centre or sheltered housing scheme or support someone else’s class at such a venue.

 

About the project:

This project aims to offer digital guidance to local residents.

Covid-19 has impacted face-to-face communication leaving everybody dependant on technology. We want people from all age groups to benefit from online activities and social engagement.

Role responsibilities:

  • Help residents understand the benefits of getting online e.g. applying for jobs, shopping and banking online, using apps to connect with family and friends.

  • Assist trainers by giving extra support to learners, and supporting residents during IT open-access drop-ins.

  • Advocate the benefits of being online.

  • Follow directions and advice offered by trainers who are a part of the Woodberry Connect Project.

  • Tracking progress with trainer.


Knowledge, skills and experience:

Essential

  • Able to use computers, internet and email confidently.

  • Enthusiastic about the positive effect that technology can have on someone’s life.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Sociable, patient and personable.

  • Understanding of people’s motivations for learning.

  • Able to empathise with diverse groups.

  • Reliable and well-organised.

  • Able to travel to a variety of local venues.

Desirable

  • Confident in a range of digital technologies, e.g. smartphones, tablets, digital cameras.

  • Confidence using social media, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.

  • Experience of teaching adults.

  • Experience of using both PCs and Macs

 

Hours: 2-3 per week

Interested?

For more info, please email:

volunteer@mhdt.org.uk